Kick the habit

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 3:31 a.m.

A few years ago, I began to feel guilty about watching football. What started it were the revelations about brain damage we now know the game caused in many retired players. But there was plenty more--the cynical commercialization of the sport, its cultish celebration of violence, and the more subtle ways in which football warps our societal attitudes about race, gender and sexual orientation.

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